Ophelia is determined to make a difference in a world where almost everyone, including the men, seem resigned to letting fate happen to them.
I especially loved the little references to Shakespear's other works, adding to the humor of the book. In this version, Ophelia is an amateur botanist (she calls herself an alchemist) and soon to be Hamlet's wife (in a nicely understated scene, she gives up her "virtue" to him, shortly before he appears mad before the court).
The novel reveals a different reason for Ophelia's purported madness (like Hamlet's, it is a feigned "antic disposition") and offers an extended ending to the play's conclusion, beginning once the bodies of Hamlet, Laertes, and the Queen are taken to the castle morgue.
The romantic exchanges between the couple are sweet, even under the influence of Hamlet’s notorious philosophising.
In Hamlet, both Ophelia and Hamlet go mad, although some have argued that Hamlet is only pretending to be crazy, so that he can catch the King out in his guilt.
” Even after determining whether he is ill or wicked (and they are not the same at all), you still must ask: “Can I take it?
Beautiful teenager Ophelia is in love with the eligible Prince Hamlet of Denmark.
As for the unresolved death of his father, make Hamlet decide his course of action before getting into his life.
Of course, most guys are not in so tough a place, but that can make it harder to notice. He may have good reasons for doing so, but make sure that he is working on those issues and has made great progress or you may find that you are involved with a guy who is unable to love.
The book focuses on Ophelia and her deep devotion to her love, Hamlet.
She is a strong, smart, and witty character and her loyalty to Hamlet makes her a dangerous and vengeful person to anyone who plans to harm her Hamlet.
No hat upon his head, his stockings foul’d, Ungart’red, and down-gyved to his ankle; Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other, And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell Ophelia. He talks to himself about his troubles more often than he talks to Ophelia about anything. There is never a good reason to empower someone’s sin.